Have you ever gotten stuck in a rut when it comes to restaurant choices? Now if your favorite place is super healthy and you always order something good for you, then that’s actually a great rut to be in. Chances are, however, the place you frequent most is one of the popular joints with no real care for natural, fresh, or lean ingredients.

Remember, the average restaurant meal contains 1128 calories! Thankfully, there is at least 21 dining options in the Dallas area that are below average in terms of calories, and above average in terms of quality. Choose your menu options even halfway wisely, and you’ll stay on track toward your goals while still enjoying eating out! Here they are:

True Food Kitchen (seasonal menu with huge healthy variety)

True Food Kitchen

Season’s 52 (low-calorie American food in luxurious setting)


Dream Cafe (healthy options for every meal of the day)

Dream Cafe

Start Restaurant (fast healthy food with a drive through)

Start Real Food Fast

Muscle Maker Grill (fast causal high protein menu)

Muscle Maker Grill

Thailicious (healthy Thai in nice, modern atmosphere)


Salata (salad bar with lean meats as well)


Zoe’s Kitchen (fast casual variety in Mediterranean style)

Zoes Kitchen

Kalachandji’s (gourmet, luxurious, healthy Indian dining)


Unleavened Fresh Kitchen (fast casual with fresh ingredients)

Unleavened Fresh Kitchen

Jason’s Deli (salads, soups, and sandwiches)

Jasons Deli

Righteous Foods (sandwiches, grains, greens, and proteins)

Righteous Foods

Crisp Salad Company (soups and salads with natural meats)

Crisp Salad Company

Southpaw’s (organic grill with smoothies and delivery to boot)

Southpaws Grill

DIVE Coastal Cuisine (health-conscious seafood)

DIVE Coastal Cuisine

Nazca Kitchen (South American in a healthy manner)

Nazca Kitchen

Cosmic Cafe (Indian vegetarian in a unique atmosphere)

Cosmic Cafe

Urban Tacos (Mexican options in a healthier style)

Be Raw

Hope that gives you some new things to try. Reference this list next time you think about going out to grab a bite, and keep it it healthy!